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Harrower Opera Workshop 2001
A unique workshop for aspiring opera singers and directors.The 19th Annual Harrower Summer Opera Workshop was a three-week program which culminated with virtuosic opera scenes open for public performance. Opera Workshop performances were on Friday, June 21, 2002 at 7:30 p.m. and included works from The Medium (complete), Menotti and scenes from Cosi fan tutte and Le Nozze de Figaro, Mozart, Der Rosenkavalier, Strauss, Cendrillon, Massanet, and Dido and Aeneas, Purcell. On Sunday, June 23, 2002 at 3:00 p.m., additional performances from Impresario (complete) and scenes from Le Nozze de Figaro, Mozart, Ariadne auf Naxos and Die Fledermaus, Strauss, I Pagliacci, Leoncavallo, and Dido and Aeneas, Purcell were presented. Click to read more.

For Immediate Release: June 3, 2003

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Georgia State University
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19th Annual Harrower Summer Opera Workshop for
Aspiring Operatic Singers and Stage Directors

Three-Week Program Culminates With Virtuosic Opera Scene Performances
Open as Ticketed Events to the Public

ATLANTA, May 29, 2002 - Georgia State University School of Music will present through the 19th Annual Harrower Summer Opera Workshop on Friday, June 21, 2002 at 7:30 p.m. from The Medium (complete), Menotti and scenes from Cosi fan tutte and Le Nozze de Figaro, Mozart, Der Rosenkavalier, Strauss, Cendrillon, Massanét, and Dido and Aeneas, Purcell. On Sunday, June 23, 2002 at 3:00 p.m., additional performances from Impresario (complete) and scenes from Le Nozze de Figaro, Mozart, Ariadne auf Naxos and Die Fledermaus, Strauss, I Pagliacci, Leoncavallo, and Dido and Aeneas, Purcell will be presented. Tickets are available for $10 general admission and $5 for students with ID at the door. All performances will be in Georgia State University's Recital Hall, 22 Gilmer Street, Atlanta, GA 30303, map available at: www.music.gsu.edu/general/location.asp

Twenty-four participants were selected through a series of competitive live and taped auditions for the workshop and master classes. Singers were required to submit three operatic arias, one of which had to be sung in English.

Master class clinician, Sherrill Milnes, the most recorded American baritone in history, will be featured on June 8, 2002 at 2:30-5:30 p.m., in Georgia State University's Recital Hall. This particular master class will be free and open to public as part of the School of Music's community outreach program.

Workshop participants will also work intensely with internationally recognized master class clinicians, W. Dwight Coleman, vocal master class, Irene Harrower, lyric diction, Martha Ruskai, makeup artist, and David Coyle, stage combat. The 2002 Harrower staff also includes Copeland Woodruff, stage director from the New York City Opera, Peter Marshall, musical director and coach for Georgia State University, Troy Palmer, free lance musical director and coach, Elizabeth McCune Dishman, movement instructor and choreographer, John Williams, lighting design Rubicon Studios, and Brenda and Rebecca Lord, costume designers.


About the Harrower Summer Opera Workshop - The workshop is a three-week program, presented by Georgia State University School of Music and co-founder, Irene Callaway Harrower, with support from The Goldovsky Foundation of the National Opera Association. The purpose of the Goldovsky Foundation is the perpetuation of new and effective ways to educate and develop opera directors, singers, conductors, and producers. The foundation will also promote and archive a library of the works of famed Metropolitan Opera broadcaster, Boris Goldovsky, one of the most influential opera directors and educators of the 20th century.

Workshop features include: daily acting classes, private coaching, daily movement classes, instruction in stage makeup and stage combat, seminars and master classes with international artists, public presentations of staged and costumed operatic scenes and excerpts. For more information, call 404-651-4636.
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